Seminar Title

Online-Questioned Death Investigations

Dates of Events

04/25/2024 through 04/25/2024

Last Updated: 02/23/2024
Instructor(s): Thomas Martin
Course Registration Fee: $150
Instructor Bio
Thomas Martin
Tom Martin, Senior Investigator, New York State Police, (retired)
Senior Investigator Tom Martin retired from the New York State Police after a twenty-two year career. Tom began his law enforcement career in 1988 as a uniformed New York State Trooper, and spent the majority of his career assigned to a full time crime scene/ major case investigation unit, retiring as the supervisor of that unit.
Upon his retirement, Tom established his forensic consulting company, Crime Scene Forensics, LLC, and provides forensic training and case consultations nationwide. He continues to work regularly in the field of forensic investigations and concentrates on homicide and questioned death scene investigations, bloodstain pattern analysis cases, shooting incident reconstructions and officer involved shooting investigations and reconstructions. Tom regularly provides expert forensic testimony in state and federal courts throughout the United States.
Tom has worked with the U.S. State Dept and the International Association of Chiefs of Police, (IACP) in developing and delivering training programs involving evidence based investigations for ranking members of Iraqi police forces.
Tom is a nationally recognized speaker who has been providing training to law enforcement agencies nationwide for over twenty-five years. He is currently a faculty member for the National District Attorneys Association.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Date: April 25, 2024
Time: 1pm-3pm EST

Have you ever responded to a death scene and thought something didn’t seem quite right? You couldn’t put your finger on it, but there was something unsettling about this death that made it seem like there might be more to it. Not all death investigations are simple or straight forward. Scene evidence is not always obvious or clear. Issues in death investigations that frustrate and perplex investigators will be presented and explained. Death investigations will be undertaken by all law enforcement officers, regularly, regardless of rank or assignment. The initial case and scene assessment is crucial when it comes to investigating a questioned death. This training is intended for anyone who will be involved in death investigations in any capacity.
Topics include:
• Determining the manner of death: Homicide, Suicide, Accident, Natural causes
• Homicide staged to appear as a suicide • Death by a single gunshot wound when more than one person is present - is it homicide or was the shot self inflicted?
• Death by suicide involving more than one gunshot wound
• Investigating the death of an infant or small child - key elements to document in your investigation
• Explanations for excessive quantities of blood at the scene
• Head trauma: assault or accidental fall • Importance of establishing timelines and time of death
• Re-opening the closed case after new information is developed This program contains graphic scene photographs
Group Viewing Encouraged: Pay 1 Registration Fee
·Multiple attendees can group view the training from one device only and each attendee will receive a certificate.
·ONLY the registered attendee will receive a link to join the training (Link will be sent 1-2 Days Prior to the Event)
Quiz & Certificates: Within 24 hours after the live broadcast the registered attendee will receive an email with:
·Quiz link that will need to be forwarded to each person in your group so they may print a certificate after completing the quiz. ·30 Days Access of the Recording (this link may be shared with with others in your department)
*** No Refunds After Class Link Has Been Sent***

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